Sounds like: DJ AM
2 songs that go really well together: Dreams - Fleetwood Mac & Inspector Norse - Todd Terje
Biggest Insecurity: My family dynamics
Sounds Like: FutureWorldBassHouse
Two tracks that go well together: Rainforest by Tchami X VIBE by Just a Gent
Why I love DJing: I love creating space for fellow humans to DANCE and feel free!
Sounds Like: ian.finite amount of types of DJs
Two tracks that go well together: Like a Prayer - Madonna Praise you like I should (purple disco remix) - Fat Boy Slim
Biggest insecurity: Failure
Listen to me: Click Here
Sounds Like: Disco X Tech House made children
Two tracks that go well together: White Nature Box Bootleg - Jomiroquai -X Rock Role (Original Mix) - Ankker
Biggest insecurity: Not beiong able to achieve my f*ckin dreams or goals.
Why I love DJing: setting the vibe, bringing people together, creating joy, making people feel - being the maestro of the dancefloor
Two songs that go really really well together: Ducksauce - Radio Stereo x Basement Jaxx - Red Alert (The Cube Guys Remix)
Two songs that go really really well together are Led Zeppelin "Battle of Evermore" and Pink Floyd "Time"
I love djaying because it allows me to tell an emotional story with music that I am really passionate about, be able to share new sounds with the listeners/dancers and see them get excited about the music.
Two songs that go really really well together are Sussudio” by Phil Collins and “1999" by Prince
What do you love most about DJing?
When I drop an "oh sh*t!" track and everyone goes nuts!!
Two songs that go really well together: Love Shack by the B52's and Toxic by Britney Spears
I'd love to connect with people on the diverse genres of music and the diverse people who make them
Two songs that go really well together are Mat Tha Hat "Flying Saucer Funk" + Sicktune "Trickery (Beat Fatigue Remix)"
I love djaying as the call and response when connecting with a crowd is priceless; the mental journey meets its match with proprioceptive exaltation.
Two Songs that go really really well together are Both by Drake and Mercy by Kanye West. it SLAPS!
I love djaying because DJing to me is my audio diary. I attribute very specific memories and moments to virtually every song. I love to share and tell stories through my art and hope that other people who are experiencing my art resonate with it or make them feel something they wouldn't have. People may not always remember what you SAY, but they will always remember how you make them feel.
Two songs that go really really well together are Breathe by Telepop Muzik & Dontcha - The Internet
I love singing "Oui" by Jeremih. LOL those notes are hard to hit!
Two songs that go really really well together are Aphrodite and Micky Finn - Bad Ass (Urban Takeover 1997) & Krust - Warhead (1997)
A topic you'd love connecting with someone on would be....exploring new ideas and producing events around social change/education.
Two songs that go really well together: Disco Incorporated's "Freedom Good Vibes Mix" mixed into the extended mix of "Baby Baby" by Noizu
Why I love DJing: I love the human connection that DJs can facilitate in a space. It's what music can do for people - serving as a lynchpin to a particularly fond memory, acting as a social lubricant for interacting with that special someone, producing cathartic release while dancing with others or cementing a bond after a night of revelry with music to welcome the sunrise.
“I look at my job as a ‘modern day traveling minstrel’ bringing new music to as many places as I can and exposing audiences to obscure records that otherwise might go hidden.”- Mark Farina
Checkout our interview with Mark here
One-Woman Orchestra: music + tech + art with Nordic/Icelandic influences set to a broken beat.
Los Angeles-based HÄANA is a one-woman orchestra, combining music + tech + art with Nordic/Icelandic influences set to a broken beat. Her original productions are like a dynamic film score. HÄANA counts Massive Attack, Björk, and Trentemøller as influences in crafting her sounds, featuring electronica influences, synthetic sonority, and vocal textures. Vogue calls her music "sonic stardust."
Check her soundcloud & spotify
Skratching is undoubtedly one of the most integral aspect of Rocky Rock as an artist. He has won music titlles from all over the world with his incredible rapid-fire style on the desks. He holds the credit on working with one of the most amazing bands of all times THE BLACK EYED PEAS.
Formerly BLACK EYED PEAS DJ/ SUBLIME WITH ROME DJ www.Sprite.com (Music Icon) World DMC Finalist 2004 (London) Guitar Center U.S.A DJ Champion 2001
Multi-genre specialist Zion I (a former duo that is now comprised of sole member Baba Zumbi) brings his eclectic blend of rap, rock, reggae and EDM to Stateline for a can’t-miss performance this weekend.
“Since the release of the debut album ‘Mind Over Matter’ in 2000, Zion I has risen up the ranks of independent hip-hop to solidify their standing as one of the most prolific conscious rap groups of the past two decades.
“Boasting a catalog that consists of over two dozen albums, EPs, mixtapes and collaborations, Zion I (currently consisting solely of MC/producer Zumbi) continues to create inspired music influenced by social and political woes, personal challenges and triumphs, as well as family, spirituality and a raw perspective on the world at large,” states Zion I’s online biography.
The artist’s latest full-length record, “The Labyrinth,” continues the trend and was “fueled by [Zumbi’s] own personal losses as well as the current political and social climate of the world at large,” according to the bio. Since this release, Zion I has dropped a handful of singles and EPs alike.
“Zion I continues to make music that, while left-of-center, is still relevant, fresh and exciting as ever,”
The one and only.
For many years ill-esha has weathered the dynamic, often ephemeral soundscape of electronic music, simply by being an original. “I’m not really an observer. I’m very much a participant and a creator,” self-describes the Vancouver, British Columbia-born artist, songwriter, producer, and DJ. “Everything I do in my life, it quickly becomes way more than a hobby.” From growing up in the EDM hotbed of the Pacific Northwest, attending raves in her teens, ill-esha accelerated her musical passions to the fullest. “First I wanted to be part of this culture as a DJ, doing vocals and curating music. After that, I also needed to participate in the music I was playing,” referring to her progression as a producer and headlining performer. “I’ve just been moving one step up at a time over the years, into being this completely original show.”
International Dj Dakini is renowned globally for her refined ear and impeccable taste in music. An underground festival culture pioneer, she has been a pivotal part of global electronic music festival culture since the turn of the millennium. She is one of Australia’s most renowned underground female djs, with a global following & fan base...and now resides in California, USA.
Dakini works as a facilitator of transformational spaces whether behind the decks or behind the scenes of some of the world's best festivals and ecstatic dance communities. She is known worldwide for her bass & chill mixes on Soundcloud that have gone viral online, and she has released her first remix on Desert Trax collaborating with Deya Dova and Temple Step Project.
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Balkan Bump is the newest project from trumpet player, producer and ethnomusicologist Will Magid.
Musically, Balkan Bump is a fusion of live instruments, world influences and lush electronic production. His releases flaunt experience as an instrumentalist and arranger, fusing energetic Balkan brass with heavy electronic production and hip-hop influences.
I love connecting with people about: their important relationships. Who's your best friend, lover, what's your relationship with your parents like?
What I love most about DJing is: It makes me feel happy and free. It brings me together with other people who appreciate the music I play.